22 episodes

Join our host Donna Butts and other members of the Generations United team for the Generations United Podcast. Episodes feature candid and lively conversations with luminaries on intergenerational and grandfamilies/kinship families topics. Tune in to learn how to strengthen our communities and improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational relationships as well as better support youth and caregivers in grandfamilies.  

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Join our host Donna Butts and other members of the Generations United team for the Generations United Podcast. Episodes feature candid and lively conversations with luminaries on intergenerational and grandfamilies/kinship families topics. Tune in to learn how to strengthen our communities and improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational relationships as well as better support youth and caregivers in grandfamilies.  

    BONUS: Building Resilience: Supporting Grandfamilies’ Mental Health and Wellness

    BONUS: Building Resilience: Supporting Grandfamilies’ Mental Health and Wellness

    Generations United released our 10th annual "State of Grandfamilies" report on November 8, 2023. The report, Building Resilience: Supporting Grandfamilies’ Mental Health and Wellness, outlines the reasons grandfamilies have mental health concerns yet have more trouble accessing mental health services and supports for both children and their caregivers due to lack of availability, lack of legal authority, and limited understanding of grandfamilies’ needs among providers, cost, stigma, an...

    • 1 hr 34 min
    BONUS: Release of the New Report Strengthening Cultural Responsiveness in Intergenerational Programs: Passion, Purpose, and Planning to Drive Equitable Change

    BONUS: Release of the New Report Strengthening Cultural Responsiveness in Intergenerational Programs: Passion, Purpose, and Planning to Drive Equitable Change

    This event co-hosted by Generations United and RRF Foundation for Aging on October 5, 2023, highlighted the recommendations in the new report Strengthening Cultural Responsiveness in Intergenerational Programs: Passion, Purpose, and Planning to Drive Equitable Change. This event explored the challenges and successes of organizations embarking on a diversity journey and those already prioritizing cultural responsiveness. We heard from a panel of intergenerational program practitioners whose wo...

    • 59 min
    Special Episode: Cultural Responsiveness in Intergenerational Programs

    Special Episode: Cultural Responsiveness in Intergenerational Programs

    From the vaults! Check out Generations United's webinar on the importance of cultural responsiveness in intergenerational programming. This virtual event held in August 2022 and made possible with support from the RRF Foundation for Aging, was co-hosted by the National Indian Child Welfare Association and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging and included examples of organizations bringing younger and older people together in diverse communities and provided practical recommenda...

    • 1 hr
    Episode 19: Mary O'Donnell and Ernest Gonzales on the Benefits of Intergenerational Programs

    Episode 19: Mary O'Donnell and Ernest Gonzales on the Benefits of Intergenerational Programs

    A few months ago, Generations United released our latest set of free resources—developed with support from RRF Foundation for Aging—aimed to strengthen and expand intergenerational programs. The publications—Making the Case for Intergenerational Programs, Fact Sheet: Intergenerational Programs Benefit Everyone, and Staying Connected While Staying Apart: Intergenerational Programs & the COVID-19 Pandemic—support the growing field of practice by increasing the knowledge and skills of people...

    • 34 min
    Episode 18: Larry Nisenson on Multigenerational Living and Employee Caregiving

    Episode 18: Larry Nisenson on Multigenerational Living and Employee Caregiving

    A new study from Generations United, Family Matters: Multigenerational Living Is on the Rise and Here to Stay, finds that the number of Americans living in a multigenerational household with three or more generations has nearly quadrupled over the past decade, with a dramatic increase of 271 percent from 2011 to 2021 (7 percent vs. 26 percent). Our report found that 66 percent of those living in a multigenerational household say the economic climate was a factor in their living ar...

    • 28 min
    Episode 17: Ms. Genia, Keith Lowhorne, and Ana Beltran on Kinship vs. Guardianship

    Episode 17: Ms. Genia, Keith Lowhorne, and Ana Beltran on Kinship vs. Guardianship

    Across the U.S., more than 2.7 million children are growing up in grandfamilies — families in which grandparents, other adult family members, or close family friends are raising children.Generations United, with support from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, created a brief and national comparison chart, Adoption and Guardianship for Children in Kinship Foster Care, which focuses on adoption and guardianship for children in kinship foster care, so that these children can exit foster ca...

    • 30 min

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Founder The Long Distance Grandparent

I've been listening to this podcast since it started and it really is my go to place for inspiration and information at the cutting edge about connecting generations within our communities. I've just listened to Mark Meridy talk about DOROT , an amazing intergenerational organization, and he shared some wonderful gold nuggets about what it takes to be successful in connecting generations. The stories shared on this podcast by inspiring leaders always peaks my curiousity and forces me to ask 'What more can I do' to be a part of this movement. Thank-you Generations United, keep them coming!!!

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